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>> there's been a few acts at that intersection, and i was thinking that was probably the case. never thought in a hundred years that somebody had been shot. >> reporter: investigators say alcohol may have played a factor in the accident. officers were investigating the car crash where you see the car down at that duty. that's when investigators were led down the street, off tackets mill road and confronted the suspect. >> have after stafford deputies entered the residence and an altercation ensued with a 17- year-old male who was wielding a naff and attacked one of the deputies. the male subject was subsequently shot and died at the scene. >> reporter: the injured deputy was treated at the scene. >> the officer did receive a wound. >> reporter: since the crash happened on the county line, fauquier county deputies called stafford county for assistance. the shooting happened about a quarter of a mile from the crash, and six houses down from jessica's home. >> times have change.
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>> reporter: surae chinn, 9news now. >> now we know the name of the man shot and killed by d.c. police this morning. investigators say they were called out to 17th street northeast responding to a report of a man attacking his granddad. that man turned out to be 28- year-old justin turner and detectives say turner attacked an officer from behind with a knife, stabbing him multiple times in the head and neck. what's the the officer, they say, turned and fired his weapon and killed turner. that officer was treated and released from the hospital. they are accused of stealing cash intended to help kids, right here in our area to fund their own luxurious lifestyle. tonight a u.s. attorney announces a 31-county indictment against local youth boxing director keely thompson junior and his wife bye annika. prosecutors say the couple spent hundreds of thous sards of grant money on car, cruises, gambling, even renting a ferris wheel for a house party. on to superstorm sandy
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where new york city has now canceled the marathon. that's one of the biggest sporting events of the year but at least 41 new yorkers died in the super symptoms, and nearly half of them on statten island. hundreds need food and water, and they say help just isn't coming fast enough. >> reporter: the new york city marathon is the latest victim of superstorm sandy. the city canceled after public backlash. some complained the marathon would take police away from areas still recovering from the storm. the mayor issued a statement saying we cannot allow controversy over an athletic event to distract attention away from the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm. many of those affect agreed. >> life changes. you can't -- sometimes you've got to cancel things. there was no halloween. >> reporter: sandy's force is very visible on steapt island where the marathon was supposed
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to start. in gray kills harbor, boats are piled on top of each other. homes are boarded up, some with signs begging for help. >> we've been completely devastated. >> reporter: hundreds are suffering. they say the city, state, and federal government is ignoring them. >> no one has really been here to help us. we need help. >> reporter: this distribution site in staten island relies on donations and people bringing in everything from clothes to blankets to much needed food. in manhattan, gas lines stretch for blocks for cars and containers. >> you've got get gas, you've got to wait, right? >> reporter: but there is some good news for drivers. the holland tunnel has reopened for commercial vehicles and buses. cbs news, staten island, new york. now a bit more on that canceled marathon. the folks who were helping with the race have shifted their focus. now they're helping out of town runners who no longer need their hotel rooms to donate
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those rooms to families who have been displaced by the storm. we want to know what you think. was new york city right by canceling that marathon? a lot of folks had already gone up there if they were going to do that shouldn't it have been done days ago? drop us a line, we may get to your comments on the air monday evening. okay, how does $50 for five gallons of gas sound? well, that is what some drivers in seaside heights, new jersey are paying, and that's after they went in line for four hours. more than a million people across the state are still without power, and that means no heat and the temperatures are going down. we take a live look outside right now. our own temperatures are none too warm. topper in the weather center. what can we expect? >> it's going to be chilly. if you are headed out i would dress for the 30s. it is going to be windy tonight and tomorrow. let's start with temperatures, primarily in the 40s. it's still 50 downtown but for all intents and purposes it's
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in the 40s. 46 in gaithersburg, 46 in leesburg, 43 up in hagerstown, 43 also in cumberland. the freezing mark for our friends in oakland who were still trying to dig out of 30 inches of snow. 22 miles per hour wind gust downtown, 22-mile-per-hour gust in gaithersburg. 26 miles per hour in martinsburg. so for tonight, partly cloudy, windy and cold. a one-blanket night. dress for the 30s. lows will be in the 30s but it is going to feel like it's in the 30s. winds northwest 10 to 30. we'll come back and take through weekend. we've got skins in town, terps in town, and maybe a nor'easter next week. derek. two of those things soundg top. the unemployment rate up just a bit tonight from 7.8% to 7.9% as more americans get out there looking for work. employers did add 171,000 jobs last month. out on the campaign trail mitt romney and barack obama
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responded to the numbers. >> unless we change course, we may well be looking at another recession. >> we've made real progress but we are here today because we know weave got more work to do. >> president obama spending his day campaigning in 0 hio mitt romney in way. only four days to go until we go to vote, both men spending the weekend trying to sway the undecided. the rising unemployment numbers do not bode well for veterans coming home from overseas so today at a joint base anacostia bowling in d.c. scott broom got a look at what's facing employers and veterans as they try to make a match with each other. >> reporter: they call this job fair at joint base anacostia bowling "hiring our heroes." >> they've got the integrity, the work ethic that people are looking for. >> reporter: this is where veterans have traded uniform for business suit, although some are still wearing their stripes. >> we have over 60 employers.
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>> reporter: lieutenant colonel kathleen is organizing these job fairs nationwide for the u.s. chamber of commerce. she talks about the challenges for veterans. >> mill terry person has been deployed, is coming back, and the job in their local community may already be taken so they really have a disadvantage. >> reporter: unemployment for post-9/11 veterans has been declining but remains above national average. >> it's difficult and somewhat stressful. >> reporter: francis roberts retired from the army national guard after 22 years as an officer. she now seeks a second car rather as a human resources executive. >> it's a different mind set, and that is the challenge, is getting out of a military type mind-set where you're always focused, and you're always moving towards something, and then you come into the civilian sector, and they may not move as fast as what you have been trained to move at. >> reporter: so far the hiring
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our heroes program has put more than 10,000 veterans to work out of 300 events like this one. but the goal is to employ a half million. at joint base anacostia bowling, scott broom, 9news now. >> and the unemployment rate particularly high among female vets. 20% of them without work, many are younr soldiers who are also single mothers. reports tonight of another groping attack in springfield. the latest incident ppened yesterday about 4:00 p.m. in the 7200 block of commerce street. now, that makes for eight groping atax the last couple of months. the victim says the pervert grabbed her, she screamed, he ran away. the victim in this latest incident gives the exact same description reported in some of the previous attacks. still ahead, battling america's obesity epidemic one teenager at a time. and right after the break, puppets get ready to take over our streets. we'll tell you what it's all
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some new fines go into effect monday for d.c. speedsters caught on speed camera. folks going 1 to 15 miles per hour over will have their fines reduced but if you are going more than 25 mails over will you pay an extra 50. there's track work on the metro beginning tonight through sunday. the orange, blue, and red lines will be impacted. the rosslyn and arlington cemetery stations will be shut down. and supporters of public tv will take to the streets of washington in what is being called the million puppet march. it's all in response to mitt romney's plan to eliminate funding for pbs. the rally begins at 10:00 a.m. atright now. topper isage minutes to tell you about that chilly forecast. plus, fighting childhood obesity. how one maryland hospital is helping overweight kids live
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in tonight's health alert we continue our spotlight on america's obesity epidemic. 12 million kids are overweight and that's putting those kids at risk for diseases that usually only adults get.
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danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: 14-year-old devon is here for his weekly weigh- in. devon has struggled with his weight since he was a toddler and today he's battling high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and prediabetes. >> i wouldn't do as much. i would stay home and play games and not do things with my friends and things. >> reporter: but devon is working to turn his life around with doctor, nutritionists, and more. >> it's not just about johnny has a weight issue. it's about changing the behaviors of the family. >> the weigh smart program is 10 weeks of exercise and education at that time hospital's facilities. the program is so popular, there aren't any open spots for new patients until february of next year. >> our kids are the first generation of kids that may not outlive their parents because of obesity. >> what's your favorite? >> reporter: did he slip's
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family is leading by example. salad instead of fried foods. neighborhood walks instead of video games. >> it was a sacrifice, but it was so worth it. >> reporter: devon finished his 10 weeks and is 20 pounds lighter. >> he's so happier now. you can see his personality shine. >> reporter: but it's still a struggle. >> some days it's really hard, and some dates' not. >> reporter: with the help of his doctors and family, devon hopes to get his weight below 200 pounds in the coming year. danielle nottingham, cbs news, baltimore, maryland. >> and the weight smart program is open to children's ages 20817. there's a junior program for children as young as two. top, these cold temperatures are not making my day. at least we're going to have some sunshine. >> we are. the only problem with that, it is going to be windy. so kind of dress for the 40s even though the thermometer lefnt you actually say 50. let's start with a live look outside. our michael & son weather cam.
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we hit 53 or 54 unofficially. right now we are in the 40s in the bushes but about 50 downtown. it's not that humid out. it has the potential to get cold but the winds will dpreept getting too terribly cold temperature-wines terms of what we feel. it is going to feel chilly. pressure rising, 29.88, winds northwest at 14. they're gusting to 22 down town. gusting to 22 also in gaithersburg. still gusting to 25 in hagerstown, 26 in martinsburg and 25 in andrews. they won't be quite as strong overnight. they'll probably go down a little bit and pick up again in the morning on saturday. so temperatures 50 downtown but 45 in gaithersburg, 46 in leesburg. 51 over in an appear placements look at these two numbers. we factor in the wind, feels like a 41 in leesburg, 38 in gaithersburg. dress for the 30s tonight and dress for the 40s tomorrow. really, dress for the 40s on
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sunday as well. windy, cold for high school football. windchills already in the 30s. a cold start tomorrow. will you need a jacket and good news, will you need sunglasses tomorrow. haven't said that too often this week. tonight partly cloudy, windy and cold, a one-blanket night, lows in the 30s. by morning partly cloudy, breezy and chilly, 30s and 40s. winds northwest at 10 to 15 but they will pick up as we go through the morning hours. hopefully we will see you at the walk now for autism speaks. it's at 10:00 a.m. on the mall but check in at 9:00. no pets, please. 9th street between madison and jefferson, essential across from the natural history museum. more information at and on my blog. terps forecast. partly cloudy wnd windy and chilly. winds northwest at 10 to 20 so if you're in the shade tomorrow, it is going to be cool. so just kind of keep that in mind. if you are in the sun, take layers and peel them off as you
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get warmer. by afternoon, partly cloudy, windy and chilly. you still need a jacket. thins low 50s. winds northwesterly at 10 to 20 and still a little bit on the gusty side. now, the next three days, our 9 weather alert green, green, and green. that's good. 52 tomorrow, partly cloudy. 53 on sunday, partly cloudy, and 52 on monday and partly cloudy. next seven days, we're okay on tuesday, election day. temperatures still in the mid- 50s. that's below average. but that's certainly nice voting weather. wednesday, a nor'easter, temperatures in the 40s. behind the nor'easter, derek, not that cool actually. 55 on thursday, and 63 next friday. >> so for the big walk-a-thon what is the event? >> the autism now walk should. what temperatures do you think it will be around 9:00 or 10:00? >> it will be probably around 40 with a little wind so dress for the 30s. >> be ready, my friends. we'll see you then. we'll be back in a minute.
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>> we want to hear what you think. send your e-mails to mcginty's mailbag. the address is 9news now will be right back.
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in the mailbag tonight that little four-year-old girl we had on here a couple days ago not the only one tired of all those political ads from mitt romney and, what did she call him? broncho bama. j.t. is on the verge of losing it. i know there are only a few days left but i really can't take those political ads any more. can you hear me scream? i think they are getting worse especially now that those
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stupid super pacs have joined in. what happened to truth in advertising? after all, the candidates are selling themselves. they should be feigned for false political advertising. gross lies, 500 k. gross twisting of truth, 250k. those that irritate the heck out of me, 100k. yeah, i know aim dreaming but stranger things have happened. well, j.t., maybe some stranger things have happened but political speech ssks a first amendment right and everything from broken promises on down to outright lies would seem to be protected. but then there was this from mckinley in prince george's county would sure is trying to vote early. it was reported on your news channel this morning that early voting in maryland was repairing wait of 20 minutes to an hour. not true in parts of pg county. two of the early voting locations in prince george's, bowie and oxon hill public library, the wait is more like three hours. and? accommodation is being made for the elderly and or women with
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children. if the idea is to discourage people, then i would say they're doing a good job. well, i'm sure the idea is not to discourage. however, if the wait is too long, you can always wait until election day to take care of that voting. but don't wait to drop us a line. the address is that is our report. i will be right back here at 11:00 along with anita and topper. we'll see you then. bye-bye.
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